Luca Manzoni is an assistant professor at the University of Trieste, Italy. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Milano-Bicocca in 2013. In 2012 he obtained a JSPS postdoctoral fellowship and in 2017 he obtained an award as the best young postdoc in Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of Milano-Bicocca. He has published more than 80 paper in international journal, conferences, and workshops. His interests are in the areas of natural computing models, like P systems, reactions systems, and cellular automata and in the area of evolutionary computation, and genetic programming in particular.